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Director of Contemporary Music

Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church (USA) in Odenton, Maryland, 20 miles south of Baltimore, is searching for an enthusiastic and creative Director of Contemporary Music to lead the Adult and Youth bands praising and worshipping God through a high quality, diverse, and engaging music program. Ark and Dove is a vibrant, growing, open-minded 27-year old Presbyterian Church with a choir-led 9:30 am service and a band-led 11:00 am service.

The Director of Contemporary Music will plan, prepare, and lead the11:00 am worship service playing guitar (or other suitable instrument) and leading the band and congregation in singing.  The Director will recruit, equip, and nurture adult and youth band members, and assist in recruiting and training members of the Sound Team. 

The Director of Contemporary Music will serve as a resource to the Christian Education program, such as Vacation Bible School and midweek youth programs. The Director will also support the Director of Music during the 9:30 am worship service, including instrumental and/or vocal accompaniment as needed or requested, and substitute directing as needed.

The Director of Contemporary Music will be responsible for administrative duties of the music programs, such as planning the worship calendar in collaboration with the Pastors and Worship Ministry leaders, contributing articles to the Church newsletters, and managing music licenses and copyrights.

The successful candidate should have a Master’s Degree in Music or Music Education from an accredited college or university and have experience with a wide variety of instruments.  Demonstrated job experience may be substituted.  Expert level capability in guitar (or suitable instrument) is highly desired. The Director will be familiar with and encourage engagement in diverse styles of worship music.

The Director position is half time, 14-19 hours per week, with seasonal and holiday variations.  Salary range is middle to upper $20K's, commensurate with experience.  Some additional benefits are also offered.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to dcmsearch@arkanddove.org